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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have installed the Updated 4 for Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate. How do I use Blend in Visual Studio 2012 to create a WPF application?

    Sincerely,

    Thiam Huat


    Friday, March 21, 2014 6:37 AM

Answers

  • If you haven't already done so, make sure that Blend is installed first: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13114611/where-is-blend-for-visual-studio-2012

    I think you should be able to open your solution in Blend by right-click your solution in VS and select "Open with Blend" provided that Update 2 or later is installed. Otherwise, you could open the solution in Blend directly.

    Please refer to the following link for more information:

    Managing solutions, projects, and files in Blend: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj169942(v=vs.120).aspx

    Friday, March 21, 2014 9:47 AM
  • Hi Thiam,

    Blend is tool for UI visual designer, visual studio is tool for developer. They are different. Blend focus on XAML like Dreamware. Visual studio can debug, compile and so on. For more information about the differences between Blend and visual studio, you can search using Bing or Google.

    As Magnus has said, you can open the solution in Blend directly.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:39 AM

All replies

  • If you haven't already done so, make sure that Blend is installed first: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13114611/where-is-blend-for-visual-studio-2012

    I think you should be able to open your solution in Blend by right-click your solution in VS and select "Open with Blend" provided that Update 2 or later is installed. Otherwise, you could open the solution in Blend directly.

    Please refer to the following link for more information:

    Managing solutions, projects, and files in Blend: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj169942(v=vs.120).aspx

    Friday, March 21, 2014 9:47 AM
  • yes, I got it, Open in Blend...

    thanks.

    any good recommended book for Blend? I find Blend is a very good designer tool, coupled with Visual Studio 2012, both are very indispensable tools for software development.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:56 AM
  • Hi Thiam,

    See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/expression/cc136522.

    http://www.kirupa.com/blend_wpf/.

    Regards,


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    Monday, March 24, 2014 7:17 AM
  • Hi Herro Wong,

    thank you for the link. It seems very useful, I will take a detailed look.

    Also, I just tried out in VS2012, for Silverlight application, we have the option to "Open in Blend"

    But for WPF application, we do not have the option to "Open in Blend". Why is this so?

    Monday, March 24, 2014 9:21 AM
  • Hi Thiam,

    You can initiate a new instance of blend 2012 project and open the corresponding project in WPF. Did you have tried this?

    I find a way to add “open in Expression Blend” using Visual Studio Macro, but I have not try it. If  you are interesting, see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4539758/open-in-expression-blend-missing-for-wpf-projects.

    Regards,


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    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:40 AM
  • Hi Herro Wong,

    Why does VS2012 has to distinguish between WPF and Silverlight, when using the Open in Blend"?

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:53 AM
  • Hi Thiam,

    Blend is tool for UI visual designer, visual studio is tool for developer. They are different. Blend focus on XAML like Dreamware. Visual studio can debug, compile and so on. For more information about the differences between Blend and visual studio, you can search using Bing or Google.

    As Magnus has said, you can open the solution in Blend directly.

    Regards,


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    Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:39 AM